HP Slate 500 Unboxing

IMAG0045I took pictures of the unboxing of my HP Slate 500. I apologize in advance for the quality of the pictures. I took these furtively at work (don’t tell the Man) with the camera on my HTC Droid Incredible. But the real problem is the lousy camera person – me. Hopefully you’ll get the general idea of the unboxing; the end result is the pictured device in its dock. I will be playing with this device and (soon) giving you my impressions. But in the meantime, the unboxing.

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The box (duh) with my lunch for size perspective. It’s a big box. It’s not much of lunch. But I got to cut corners someplace to afford all of these gadgets.

 

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Large box contains 3 smaller boxes. Sort of like a geek version of a matryoshka doll.

 

 

 

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Contents of first box. Folio case, which for now holds the Get Started guide + other stuff.

 

 

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Inside of folio case. Has a leather-like outside, soft inside and elastic holders. Note: Middle one will hold the digitizer. Quality OK, it does protect the device, but there should be better choices soon.

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The other stuff in box #1. Get Started guide, warranty mumbo jumbo, Windows 7 Pro OS restore DVD, Application and Driver Recovery DVD, cleaning cloth. On to Box #2, which contains ….

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… the grand prize. Sorry for the reflection on the screen. I told you I’m not a good photographer.

 

 

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Back view. Very grippable. Important for one-handed use, given the size and weight of the device.

 

 

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Contents of box #3. Power cord and adapter, digitizer, and dock. Digitizer includes a battery and a lanyard. No slot though in Slate 500 to store the digitizer. However, the middle elastic strip in the folio case (see a few pictures above) will hold the digitizer. The dock folds up; good for mobility. The two silver-colored brackets allow you to support and tilt the device.

 

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Another view of the dock. The connector on the bottom of the device fits into the connector towards the bottom of the dock.

 

 

 

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Rear of dock: 2 USB ports, power port, HDMI, audio.

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End result. HP Slate 500 in its dock.

 

 

 

 

Well, that’s it for now. As I said, soon I will be posting impressions on this Tablet PC.

7 Responses to “HP Slate 500 Unboxing”


  • Glad that you finally received it! Let us know how you find it. My main question is how useful it’d be as a presentation device (writing with the digitizer on Powerpoint) and with a projector. Not sure if you’ll ever be using it for that purpose.

    • Phoenix, that is an interesting usage. In a jury case, I had thought of using my Lenovo x201t Tablet PC. Unfortunately there may be no advantage in terms of portability in using the Slate 500 there as whichever device I use must be tethered by cable to the court’s presentation system. Wireless is not an option there.

      I plan to be posting further thoughts over the long holiday weekend.

  • im writing this on my slate 500. its a very good device, very impressive speed. no, not as smooth as an ipad, but they’re totally different devices. im very pleased w the speed also. curious if you like it too, ghengis.

  • hey, is HP slate 500 so boring that you find no interesting to say about it ?
    or is it so great that you do not find a moment of time to write about it ?

    either way tell us please

    • Sorry, I’ve been swamped with work, just trying to keep my head above water. I will write soon. Bottom line is its feature set is a relatively rare combination (Windows 7 slate, active digitizer, capacitive screen). Room for improvement but a good 1.0 device.

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